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For people who create and modify text files, sed and awk are powertools for editing. sed, awk, and regular expressions allowprogrammers and system administrators to automate editing tasksthat need to be performed on one or more files, to simplify thetask of performing the same edits on multiple files, and to writeconversion programs. The sed & awk Pocket Reference is acompanion volume to sed & awk, Second Edition, Unix in aNutshell, Third Edition, and Effective awk Programming,Third Edition. This new edition has expanded coverage of gawk(GNU awk), and includes sections on:

  • An overview of sed and awk?s command linesyntax

  • Alphabetical summaries of commands, including nawkand gawk

  • Profiling with pgawk

  • Coprocesses and sockets with gawk

  • Internationalization with gawk

  • A listing of resources for sed and awk users

This small book is a handy reference guide to the informationpresented in the larger volumes. It presents a concise summary ofregular expressions and pattern matching, and summaries of sed andawk. Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native now happily living inIsrael, is a professional programmer and technical author andcoauthor of various O'Reilly Unix titles. He has been working withUnix systems since 1980, and currently maintains gawk and itsdocumentation.

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